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Mary Ann R. Burmester

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NM Divorce & Custody Law, LLC

Contact Information

2727 San Pedro NE
Suite 114
Albuquerque NM 87110
Work (505) 881-2566

Northern NM Office
117 N. Guadalupe St., Suite A
El Patio Building
Santa Fe NM 87501
Work 505-881-2566

Practice State

New Mexico


Traditional Client Representation and Litigation


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  • New Mexico
  • Bernalillo, New Mexico
  • Catron, New Mexico
  • Chaves, New Mexico
  • Cibola, New Mexico
  • Colfax, New Mexico
  • Curry, New Mexico
  • De Baca, New Mexico
  • Dona Ana, New Mexico
  • Eddy, New Mexico
  • Grant, New Mexico
  • Guadalupe, New Mexico
  • Harding, New Mexico
  • Hidalgo, New Mexico
  • Lea, New Mexico
  • Lincoln, New Mexico
  • Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • Luna, New Mexico
  • McKinley, New Mexico
  • Mora, New Mexico
  • Otero, New Mexico
  • Quay, New Mexico
  • Rio Arriba, New Mexico
  • Roosevelt, New Mexico
  • San Juan, New Mexico
  • San Miguel, New Mexico
  • Sandoval, New Mexico
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Sierra, New Mexico
  • Socorro, New Mexico
  • Taos, New Mexico
  • Torrance, New Mexico
  • Union, New Mexico
  • Valencia, New Mexico

Legal Organizations

Current positions:

  • Family Law Section (State Bar of New Mexico):  Chair 2014 and member of the annual Family Law Institute Planning Committee
  • Elder Law Section (State Bar of New Mexico):  Chair 2014 and member of CLE planning committee.

Select prior positions

  • University of New Mexico School of Law-Co-Adjunct Professor (with Virginia Dugan) Advanced Drafting in Family Law, spring semester  2012
  • New Mexico Women's Bar Association-President 2003; Vice-President 2002; former Board member 1998-2003
  • American Bar Association General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section
  • Member of Council 2004-2005
  • Chair of Leadership Conference 2001
  • Chair of Family Law Core Group early 2000s
  • Chair of Member Training Committee & author of the Leadership Training Handbook for the section 2002
  • Member of the Corporate Sponsors committee, Long-Range Planning committee, Programs & CLE committee, and Chair-Elect planning group for Karen Mathis (Section Chair 2002-2003).


"Women of Influence" Honoree 2012 by the New Mexico Business Weekly

CLE Presentations

  • Annual Family Law Retreat, Taos, NM (April 2014)-"Jurisdiction, Venue & Service of Process-Let's All Get on the Right Page"
  • NBI, Albuquerque, NM (June 2013)-presented on "Child Custody Procedures:  Form by Form"
  • Annual Family Law Retreat, Denver, CO (April 2013)-presented on "Business Valuations of Family-Owned Small Businesses"
  • State Bar of New Mexico CLE at Sea (September 2012)-co-presenter on "Pre-Nuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements:  What's Love Got to Do with it?"
  • Annual Family Law Retreat, Chicago, IL (April-2012)-presented on "Rule 123 Financial Disclosures and Miscellaneous Judicial Procedures/Preferences"
  • Family Law Institute, Albuquerque, NM (October 2011)-panel speaker on "Boomer Concerns:  The Health Care Gap, Long Term Care, and Financial Concerns Later in Life"
  • DNA People's Legal Services Annual conference, Ganado, AZ (July 2010)-conducted CLE on QDRI Basics
  • State Bar Annual Convention, Ruidoso, NM (July 2007)-presented CLE on Bankruptcy and Elders


Four-part Series in Parenting New Mexico magazine; co-suthored with Gayle Zieman, Ph.D

  • "Childres's Reactions to Divorce:  Short-and Long-Term Effects" March 2000
  • "Custody and Timesharing" April 2000
  • "Child Support-Facts and Myths" May 2000
  • "The Parental Relationship After The Divorce" June 2000.

American Bar Association-GP/Solo magazine:

  • "Domestic Relations Law" Oct/Nov 2002
  • "Developing Trends in Nonparent Visitation Custody Cases" Oct/Nov 2001
  • "Dividing Federal Employee Retirement Benefits for Divorcing Spouses" July/Aug 2000

American Bar Association-General Practice, solo and Small Firms Section newsletter:

  • "Know Your COBRA Rights" Summer 2002
  • "Social Security Benefits for Divorce Spouses" Fall 2002

Bridges magazine:

  • "Child Support and Disabled Children" Mar/Apr 2000

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